17 Nov 2017

Final Bits and Pieces

Before the 2nd FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Flying fades into the memory of those who took part I want to add some pictures and final notes to a fantastic event.

Record Breakers:         3 New World Records  -  16 New Continental Records

Type Task Wingsuit Flyer Record
World x 2 Greatest Speed - Female Amber Forte, Norway 274.0 km/h & 283.7 km/h
World Greatest Speed - General Travis Mickle, USA 325.4 km/h
North American x 2 Greatest Speed - General Travis Mickle, USA 314.3 km/h & 325.4 km/h
North American x 2 Greatest Speed - Female Stacey Meisner, CAN 249.8 km/h & 267.1 km/h
South American Greatest Distance Marcelo Zoni, BRA 3.948 km
South American x 2 Highest Time Marcelo Zoni, BRA 81.4 sec & 85.3 sec
European x 2 Greatest Speed - Female Amber Forte, NOR 274.0 km/h & 283.7 km/h
Oceanic Greatest Speed Chris Byrnes, AUS 314.6 km/h
Oceanic x 2 Greatest Distance Luke Rogers, AUS 4.577 km & 4.654 km
Asia Greatest Speed - General Rameshwer Jangra, IND 275.4 km/h & 284.4 km/h
Asia Greatest Distance Rameshwer Jangra, IND 4.730 km
Asia Highest Time Udit Thapar, IND 81.9 sec
Amber Forte NOR Travis Mickle Stacey Meisner CAN
Amber Forte - NOR Tarvis Mickle - USA Stacey Meisner - CAN
Marcelo Zoni Chris Byrnes - AUS Luke Rogers
Marcello Zoni - BRA Chris Byrnes - AUS Luke Rogers - AUS
Rameshwer Jangra - IND Udit Thapar - IND  
Rameshwer Jangra - IND Udit Thapar - IND  

During the Prizegiving not only were the top 3 Performance Wingsuit Flyers recognised and given medals, the top 10 Performance flyers received FAI Diplomas recognising their place in the competition final standings:

Kristian Szczepitko - USA 4th Luke Rogers - AUS Espen Fadnes - NOR
Kristian Szczepitko - USA 4th Luke Rogers - AUS 5th Espen Fadnes - NOR 6th
Anthony Zerbonia - NOR Chris Byrnes - AUS Andrei Iurosh - RUS
Anthony Zerbonia - USA - 7th Chris Byrnes - AUS - 9th Andre Iurosh - RUS - 10th

*  8th placed Alessio Spina, ITA left before the prizegiving.

The Judges like to make their own award to those they feel have shown the greatest 'sportsmanship' throughout the competition:  In Performance Wingsuit Flying that Diploma went to Espen Fadnes and for the Acrobatic Wingsuit Flying team it was awarded to the USA's Tumbling Pigeons:

Judges' award - Tumbling Pigeons and Espen Fadnes

Finally at the very start of the prizegiving Randy Connell presented his successful students who had all passed their Wingsuit Flying Judges' Course: 

Vera Asquith - CAN Neil Fergie - AUS Bert Ham - NED
Vera Asquith - CAN Neil Fergie - AUS Bert Ham - NED
Alexandra Hubbard - USA Steve Hubbard Ulla Maersk DAN
Alexandria Hubbard - USA Steve Hubbard - USA Ulla Maersk - DEN
Mike Pennock    
Michael Pennock - NED    

Congratulations to everyone !

The Final Jury Report Final Jury Report WCWF 2017

And finally the flikr pictures from the Prizegiving - thanks to Sammy Vassilev of Skydive Fyrosity and this link to pictures of the whole event

See you all next year in Prostejov, Czech Republic 26-31 August 2018 for the 2nd FAI World Championships in Wingsuit Flying.